Building a better,
more accountable public education system
With an eye on the future,
Gov. Henry has worked to build the best
possible public schools and universities
to serve Oklahoma families.
Hes delivered more resources to
classrooms and college campuses in addition
to embarking on a four-year effort to
raise teacher pay to the regional average.
Knowing that money alone wont improve
schools, the governor also pushed through
the Achieving Classroom Excellence initiative
(ACE) to help raise student performance
and better prepare young Oklahomans for
life after high school.
Gov. Henry is also working to increase
opportunities for high school graduates,
fully funding the OHLAP scholarship program
for college and career technology educations.
For the states youngest citizens,
the governor has helped improve access
to early childhood education, helping
the state win national recognition as
one of the best programs in the country.
Gov. Henry also provided funding for full-day
kindergarten in every Oklahoma community,
giving parents the option to enroll them
in a full- or half-day program.